Elko (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

December 31, 2003

Last played

October 14, 2017

Times played

476

Lyrics/Notes

Pull in from the desert road
Park your wagon, drop your load, and shut 'er down
Poor boy you're bound to die

Been a long hot desert ride
Wasatch, Bear River, Devils Slide and Elko
Poor boy you're bound to cry

Poor boys and gamblers, road dogs and ramblers
shutting it down for the night
Winners and losers, hookers and boozers
drawn like a bug to the light

Grab a whiskey at the bar
sit down to your deck of cards
and throw your chips in
Poor boy you're bound to cry

Emerald, Misty, Violet Blue
got a winking eye on you, and all night to wait
Poor boy you're bound to die

Poor boys and gamblers, road dogs and ramblers
shutting it down for the night
Winners and losers, hookers and cruisers
crawling to the Elko tonight

All alone, all alone
been so long on this dusty road
oh mama, I need a place to land
Need a card, I need a card
hit me lord, not too hard
oh mama, I need a winning hand

Morning coffee, steak and eggs
stretch your legs, get down the road and rollin'
Poor boy you're bound to cry

She's a camptown on the ol' U P line
Always shows up right on time at Elko
Poor boy you're bound to die

Poor boys and gamblers, road dogs and ramblers
shutting it down for the night
Winners and losers, hookers and boozers
drawn like a bug to the light

Poor boys and gamblers, road dogs and ramblers
shutting it down for the night
Winners and losers, hookers and cruisers
crawling to the Elko night

All alone, all alone
been so long on this dusty road
oh mama, I need a leg to stand on
I need a card, I need a card
hit me lord, not too hard
oh mama, I need a winning hand

All alone, all alone
been so long on this dusty road
oh mama, I need a place to land
Need a card, I need a card
hit me lord, not too hard
oh mama, I need a winning hand

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